jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped p. pr. & vb. n. jumping.]
1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. --Shak.
2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. “The jumping chariots.”
A flock of geese jump down together. --Dryden.
3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. “It jumps with my humor.”
To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.